Director of U.S. Mint Autographs NGC Certified “Missing Edge Lettering” Presidential Dollar Mint Error
The new Presidential Dollar has been featured in two Coin World cover stories since its release. The cover of the 3/19/07 issue reported the release of the Plain Edge Washington Dollar. The U.S. Mint Director Edmund C. Moy stated that “it is still too early to determine the exact number of Presidential dollars that missed going through the equipment that imparts the incuse edge inscriptions of the date, Mint mark, IN GOD WE TRUST and E PLURIBUS UNUM, although it could be in the tens of thousands, or even much higher.” Mint Director Edmund C. Moy also stated:
“We’re embarrassed about these mistakes and we’re working to correct them. As a consequence of this, it’s created a lot of interest among collectors... It wasn’t intentional by the Mint. This was not part of a secret or covert plan or marketing strategy of ours. This was a mistake we feel badly about. There were manufacturing errors that were made. The men and women at the Mint and also the Mint director take responsibility for those error coins we know that we’ve made. We’re embarrassed by these mistakes and we’re working to correct them.”
A second story entitled, Mint Probes Dollar Edge Errors, appeared on the cover of the 4/2/07 issue of Coin World.
Numismatic News reported that the Mint Director Edmund C. Moy would host a collector forum at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was announced that he would be available to the public from 11 a.m. to noon on March 16th at the Mint’s booth on the show bourse.